A Message from the Library: Molly Crabapple

Earlier this year Molly gave a virtual lecture from the Brooklyn Public Library as part of their series A Message from the Library. The full talk is available courtesy of BPL Presents.

“Brooklyn Public Library’s Message from the Library lecture series continues with award-winning artist and author Molly Crabapple (Drawing BloodBrothers of the Gun with Marwan Hisham). Crabapple will address the impact of COVID-19 on New York City and its people, and suggest strategies for creating a more honest and livable city.

Following the lecture, patrons will be invited to join a break-out room discussion led by Murtaza Hussain. Hussain is a national security journalist for The Intercept living in New York City. He reports on protest movements and revolutions around the world as well as criminal justice and politics in the United States.

Message from the Library lectures ask leading cultural figures to reflect on today’s most precarious issues and is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in the Library’s safe space to have meaningful dialogue about the political, economic, social and cultural issues of the day.”

-Brooklyn Public Library

“Blueprints for a better world”

Molly’s latest artwork is featured in Document’s fall/winter issue “Blueprints for a better world: Rethinking the role of community

For Document’s Fall/Winter 2020 issue, we invited a selection of the culture’s most compelling creative minds to imagine a better way of living. Where will we live? What will we wear? Could nightclubs be treated as cultural institutions? How can art and poetry help render a radical alternative? The resulting portfolio isn’t a guide to founding back-to-the-land communes or fully automated fantasy worlds; rather it’s a call to reject authority, thrive in chaos, think freely, and go forward in a new direction.

“She Grew up in the Amazon, and Now She’s Fighting For Its Life”

Last year’s fires in the Amazon reduced over 17 million acres of the rainforest to ashes. As the so-called “lungs of the world” burned, former Brazilian presidential hopeful and environmental activist Marina Silva emerged as the main dissenting voice of her country’s lax environmental policies. Most recently, she has called out the Amazon’s indiscriminate deforestation and the expansion of agribusiness.

Read the full interview with environmental activist Marina Silva by Robert Valencia for Earth Justice, Illustrations by Molly Crabapple

Library Events!

Tonight, 12/8 Molly will be joining fellow New York Review contributors Deborah EisenbergMichael Greenberg, and Hari Kunzru to come together and discuss a future of resilience and renewal for New York. Moderated by Jana Prikryl, a senior editor and poetry editor at The New York Review. Presented by the New York Review of Books and the New York Public library.

Event begins at 8, register here.

On Sunday, December 13th, join Molly (digitally) at the Brooklyn Public Library for the next Message from the Library lecture.

Message from the Library lectures ask leading cultural figures to reflect on today’s most precarious issues and is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in the Library’s safe space to have meaningful dialogue about the political, economic, social and cultural issues of the day.”

Register here for more details

Giving Tuesday Giveaway

Donate $50.00 or more to your local food bank, indigenous fundraiser, or mutual aid fund today you can enter to win one of three different Occupy Wall Street posters drawn by Molly. Each poster is 17×22″ and signed, shipping included*.

To enter send proof of donation to [email protected] by December 1st

Check out feedingamerica.org to find your local food bank

Winners will be notified by 12/4
*Offer valid only for US mailing addresses

Free Mini-Print all weekend, New Prints, Giving Tuesday Giveaway

All weekend, all print and book orders come with a free 8.5×11″ mini-print of “We Won’t Stop“. The print will be automatically added to all qualifying orders, no need to add anything to your cart.

There are also eight new prints in the shop, including the remaining Shell Game paintings.

And if you donate $50.00 or more to your local food bank, indigenous fundraiser, or mutual aid fund this weekend you can enter to win one of three different Occupy Wall Street posters drawn by Molly. Each poster is 17×22″ and signed, shipping included*.

To enter send proof of donation to [email protected] by December 1st

Winners will be notified by 12/4
*Offer valid only for US mailing addresses

The Nation

Molly’s artwork is on the upcoming cover of The Nation. It also accompanies Laura Gottesdiener’s article, The Children of Fallujah, a painstaking on the ground investigation about how not just depleted uranium, but starvation sanctions, two invasions, and the environmental devastation the US committed during the Battle of Fallujah, led to horrific birth defects.

Mariah Carey – Save The Day

PushBlack, the digital hub for daily inspiring Black stories, has partnered with award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Mariah Carey in a first of its kind partnership between a non-profit and recording artist. Carey has lent her anthem ”Save The Day” to PushBlack to serve as a call to action and to encourage Americans to enact social change.

Illustrated by Molly Crabapple
Directed by Kim Boekbinder & Jim Batt
Produced by Sharp as Knives
Executive Producers Mariah Carey & Kerry Washington

“Meet the Warehouse Worker Who Took On Amazon Over Inhumane Conditions and Harassment”

“Hibaq Mohamed has worked for Ama­zon near­ly as long as she’s been in the Unit­ed States. In 2016, the twen­ty-some­thing Soma­li immi­grant land­ed in Min­neso­ta by way of a refugee camp, join­ing one of the largest East African com­mu­ni­ties in the coun­try. She soon joined the legion of work­ers who fuel the state’s main Ama­zon facil­i­ty, the MSP1 ful­fill­ment cen­ter in Shakopee, near the Twin Cities…”

– Michelle Chen and Molly Crabapple for inthesetimes.com

A Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair

“Do we have a right to be hopeful? With political and ecological fires raging all around, is it irresponsible to imagine a future world radically better than our own? A world without prisons? Of beautiful, green public housing? Of buried border walls? Of healed ecosystems? A world where governments fear the people instead of the other way around?

“A Message From the Future II: The Years of Repair” is an animated short film that dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is a historic turning point, where the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic and global uprisings against racism drive us to build back a better society in which no one is sacrificed and everyone is essential.

The film is a sequel to the 2019 Emmy-nominated short film “A Message From the Future” with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and features the art of Molly Crabapple, with the political storytelling of Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis, and Opal Tometi. The cast of narrators from around the world includes Tometi, Emma Thompson, Gael García Bernal, and the Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey.”

-The Intercept

Fanning The Flames Coloring Book with Radix Media

Radix Media is a Brooklyn based, worker owned union printer/publisher and we are so happy to announce that they are crowdfunding and exclusive coloring book of Molly’s early work. Fanning the Flames is available as part of Radix’s Graphic Narrative Collection, being funded now on kickstarter.

Fanning the Flames is one of three projects being released, along with graphic novella MORTALS written by writer-illustrator John Dermot Woods and illustrated by Matt L., and the first five issues of dystopian comic THE SOLAR GRID by Ganzeer. For the first 24 hours you can get all three at the early bird price.

The release of these projects depends on art lovers like you, and there are multiple levels of support with rewards like all three projects, prints, and more. So order your copy today and you’ll be supporting union printers and independent artists.

FUND THIS PROJECT NOW AND GET YOUR COPY OF FANNING THE FLAMES, A MOLLY CRABAPPLE COLORING BOOK

“The Design of Dissent” and Online Journalism Award

While many museums are still closed, you can virtually tour The Design of Dissent at the Museum of Design Atlanta to see Molly’s art and many other incredible works.

“Dissent is an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy. Our ability as citizens to voice our opinion is not only our privilege, it is also a responsibility. Without dialogue, the rights we have fought so desperately for could crumble.”

“The Zo” has also been nominated for an Online Journalism Award. The video series is a finalist in the category Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Medium Newsroom

If you haven’t seen this series by The Marshall Project, narrated by Michael K. Williams, start here with Episode 1

Emmy Nomination

We are so very proud and excited to announce that the animated short film “A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” has been nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding News Analysis: Editorial and Opinion.

Tune into the 72nd Emmy awards September 20th to see if we win!

“What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple.” – The Intercept